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Scholarship Opportunities

Available Scholarship Opportunities

The following scholarships are open for application from January 1 – March 15, with an announcement date in May.

Doris A. Ackerman and Family Nursing Scholarship

  • Graduates of public high schools located in Dubois County, Indiana, who are enrolled in post-high school programs leading to a registered nurse designation. Financial need is a primary consideration. Students with plans to return to Dubois County will receive priority consideration. Previous Ackerman Scholarship recipients may be considered and will receive equal consideration as graduating seniors. 2022 Amount: $1,300

Mabel L. Kuebler Nursing Endowment

  • Graduates of public high schools located in Dubois County, Indiana, who are enrolled in post-high school programs leading to a registered nurse designation. Financial need is a primary consideration. Current college students and previous Kuebler Scholarship recipients may be considered. 2022 Amount: $2,300 (2 available)

Mildred E. Schwinghammer Nursing Scholarship

  • Dubois County residents who are enrolled in post-high school programs leading to a registered nurse designation. Students with plans to return to Dubois County will receive priority consideration. Current college students and previous Schwinghammer Scholarship residents may be considered. 2022 Amount: $2,200

St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship

  • Graduate of Southridge High School pursuing a career in the health care field. Current college students that are graduates of Southridge High School may be considered. 2022 Amount: $1,200

Kathleen M. Tempel Nursing Scholarship

  • Scholarship(s) will be awarded to residents of the Memorial Hospital service area or southern Indiana area who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in post-high school programs leading to an ASN or BSN registered nurse designation. The desired outcome is that the recipient returns to the southern Indiana area to practice subsequent to graduation. Past recipients may apply annually if they wish. 2022 Amount: $1,500 (2 available)

Memorial Hospital Foundation Scholarships

  • Seven scholarships will be awarded to residents of the Memorial Hospital service area, one each specifically in Daviess, Dubois, Martin, Pike, Spencer, Perry and Orange Counties. These are for students who attended high school in these respective counties and are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in post-high school programs leading to a degree in a health career field (M.D., pharmacist, radiology technologist, rehabilitation therapist, etc.). The desired outcome is that the recipients return to the Dubois County area to practice subsequent to graduation. Past recipients may apply annually if they wish. The scholarship is a one-time grant of up to $1,000. 2022 Amount: $1,000

Sue Strange and Amy Todd Healthcare Scholarship

  • Graduating senior from a high school in Martin or Dubois County, Indiana, including accredited home-school or alternative school programs. Priority consideration is for Martin County graduating seniors; secondary consideration to employees or volunteers of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana. Applicants must be pursuing a major in a health care with priority consideration to nursing or social work majors. Students awarded a two-year scholarship will receive the award for two years or the attainment of first associate's degree, whichever comes first. Students awarded a four-year scholarship will receive the award for four years or the attainment of a first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Recipients will not need to reapply each year and will be provided the information to renew the award for subsequent years provided all criteria continues to be met. (2022: This scholarship is in the second year of a four-year commitment to an award winner. No new scholarship will be awarded this year.)

Tom and Sue Strange and Amy and Patrick Todd Family Healthcare Scholarship

  • Non-traditional student (as defined by FAFSA guidelines) residing in Martin County or Dubois County, Indiana. Priority consideration for Martin County residents; secondary consideration to employees or volunteers of Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana. Must have a high school diploma or GED and pursuing a major in a health care field. Priority consideration given to nursing or social work majors. Students awarded a two-year scholarship will receive the award for two years or the attainment of first associate's degree, whichever comes first. Students awarded a four-year scholarship will receive the award for four years or the attainment of a first bachelor's degree, whichever comes first. Recipients will not need to reapply each year and will be provided the information to renew the award for subsequent years provided all criteria continues to be met. Prior recipients are eligible to reapply once initial scholarship term is complete. (2022: This scholarship is in the second year of a four-year commitment to an award winner. No new scholarship will be awarded this year.)

Tonya Heim Nursing Scholarship

  • The Tonya Heim Nursing Scholarship is for current Memorial Hospital and Health Care Employees. It is intended to remove barriers to degree advancement by RN employees of MHHCC, and provide them with financial assistance to advance their degrees to BSNs, MSNs, DNPs or PH.Ds. in Nursing. This scholarship has its own application, which can be found on the HUB by searching “Tonya Heim Scholarship” on PolicyStat. 2022 Amount - $1,500

Memorial Hospital Foundation Nursing Scholarship

  • This scholarship is a unique opportunity for nursing students going into their final year of nursing education. The scholarship is intended to support future nursing professionals as they achieve their educational objectives, nursing licensure and career goals nursing at MHHCC. The funds are payable to the individual recipient. As a part of the scholarship, the future nursing professional must sign an agreement to remain employed at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center as a Registered Nurse in a direct patient care area full time for a period of two (2) years. This scholarship has its own separate application, which can be found here. 2022 Amount - $5,000 (10 available)

If you have questions, please contact the Foundation office at 812-996-8426.